Thursday, December 2, 2010

my Southern Oregon Turkey Trot - 2 Mile results


The group that ran in the Southern Oregon Turkey Trot 2010
I haven't blogged since the night before Thanksgiving. I hope you all had a restful and happy Thanksgiving.  My Thanksgiving was fabulous!! We woke up at 3:00 in the morning Thursday morning and drove to Medford. I had decided if we were able to get to the race in time, I would run the 8 mile race. We didn't get there in time for the 8 mile but did get there in just enough time to get our numbers & our chips on for the 2 mile race. I decided since it was a short race I was going to push myself as hard as I could. I am thrilled to report that I cut my time per mile by 1.45 minutes and ran the Turkey Trot at an 11.00 minute per mile pace. Yeah!!! I'm so excited! You can click on the link below to see my official results. The rest of the day was relaxing and joyful. I love being around with my family; it brings so much joy to my life. It's what I needed.


my Southern Oregon Turkey Trot - 2 Mile results

Since we've been home it's been hard to get back on track. I've worked every day since we've been home and have had no time to focus on anything. Also, we had a huge bomb dropped on us, figuratively speaking, and I wasn't prepared for it. It literally knocked me down and I haven't been able to pull myself back up. I sunk into a depression and turned to food. Prior to this bomb, I had hoped I changed enough that if anything big happened in my life I could handle it. I was wrong. This was such a big thing that food was the only way I knew to numb the pain.

As of tonight, I'm pulling myself up by the bootstraps and getting back on the wagon. I'm proud to say there has been enough of a change that I know to stand back up, dust myself off and get back to it. It's not the end of the world that I have been off my eating and exercise plan for the past week. I can look forward and continue my weight loss journey. This is HUGE. I have never been able to get right back to an eating plan once I've messed up. This time I know there's no option. Emotionally I handle life's stresses much better when I'm eating right and exercising. So tomorrow I will wake up and get back to it. Life will not seem so hard once my eating is back under control.

Another big part of my weight loss journey is remembering that I can’t control everything. What I am in control of is the food that goes in my mouth and the exercise I get. What I can’t control, God is in control of. I can rest in Him. He knows my every need.

This is one of my favorite worship songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwUmh4gP4k

(Israel sings it)

I have a Maker
He Formed My Heart
before even time began
my life was in His hands

(chorus)
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

(kids)
I have a father
He calls me His own
He'll never leave me
no matter where I go

(chorus)
He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

He knows my name
He knows my every thought
He sees each tear that falls
and hears me when I call

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